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  1. It's been a long time since I last posted. But today was an exceptional day!!


    When I started training in mid January, I was fortunate to find two ladies near my age and in the same shape! Winners at being couch potatoes.


    We all live in different states, but communicated almost daily, our struggles and success as we advanced through the 8 weeks. We all believe that if we didn't have our little group we would have given up at some point. But having others to be accountable to got us to where we are today!


    Yesterday we traveled from different parts of the country and meet up in Chicago and ran the Rock 'n' Roll 5K together.


    I so wish I could post a picture of us at the finish line!!


    Hey Torus!!! Still going strong!! Good to see your posts!

  2. Ran my first official 5K last night in Austin Tx, a great first! Foam Glow 5K, was not officially timed but such fun! My timing was also so much better than my usual and what I expected by nearly 4 minutes !!!!. Especially for all the hills on this course. I guess running with a pack makes a difference in speed

  3. You can do this! I started the app Mid January, finished March 16th. When I started I was 230# and finished at 215.


    I personally did the program 6 days a week until week 7 when I went back to three days a week.

    I have friends that have repeated weeks when they felt they weren't ready to MoveOn. Just keep it up and you'll feel great at the end of the eight weeks!




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    Nice Kellyh1970! I just did my week 1/Day 2 workout this evening. Lets keep going!

  4. So today I decided to power walk yesterday's 2.5 miles. I did it in 43 min 32 seconds. That's 1 minute and 45 seconds faster than yesterday's run. My average heart rate walking was 130 compared with yesterday's 140.


    My target heart rate at 85% is 140


    So I'm wondering which is better, walking a faster pace or running slower but being at the 85 percentile target heart rate.


    I would appreciate any experienced runners giving me their opinion.



  5. This is the advice I gave another member back in late January.



    " I am a female... 5'4" and in the 230's and I run in my neighborhood. I really don't care what anybody thinks when they see me pass by. In fact I really get more positive feedback and no negative feedback (people wave at me as I passed by and one gentleman even shoutout I was doing a good job). I would encourage you to run in your neighborhood and not worry about what people people in your neighborhood might be thinking in their heads. As my husband would say "what do you care what they think, do they have any influence in your life you should only care about the people in your life what they think" and I'm sure that they would think getting out and getting yourself physically fit is great!"


    I lost 15 pounds at the end of the 8 weeks and have done and definition in my legs that I have never had before. That beats any thing on onlooker might think of me!!


    Good luck to you!!

  6. Hello and thanks for dropping by. I am 55 years young, grandmother of 5 boys and after being diagnosed with Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis made a decision to become fit and healthy. Is no easy feat however, but I have lost over 20lbs and try my best to workout 4/5 days a week. On Feb 23rd made the decision to quit smoking after 42 years. It has not been so bad and I am happy to say today is 18 days smoke free. I am so excited that beginning Monday I am going to train for my 1st 5K. Granted I never ran a day in my life, other than as a child lol.... so this journey is going to be amazing.. Any advise will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Congratulations on quitting the cigarettes and your decision for a healthier lifestyle.


    I started sea to 5K about 10 weeks ago, I was 230# and most definitely a couch potato. I lost 15 pounds and was able to complete the program and run 5K.


    Just don't give up you can do this!!



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